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Venezuela faces calls for probe after opposition activist dies in custody

Venezuela faces calls for probe after opposition activist dies in custody Alban , 56, was taken into custody Friday at Caracas' worldwide airport upon arriving from NY, according to his lawyer. They later assembled outside Caracas' morgue to demand his body be handed over as rumors spread he would be cremated to hide evidence of possible torture. [Full Article...]

Meng Hongwei: the ex-Interpol chief caught in China's anti-graft drive

Meng Hongwei: the ex-Interpol chief caught in China's anti-graft drive Meng had been reported missing by his wife after traveling last month from France, where Interpol is based, to China. Interestingly, though Chinese government claims bribery allegation against Mr Meng, another report said Xingjian province of China has been facing separatist movements by Uyghur Muslims since years, which China deals with an iron-hand. [Full Article...]

Train services suspended on Khurda Road- Vizianagaram route for cyclone 'Titli'

Train services suspended on Khurda Road- Vizianagaram route for cyclone 'Titli' Chief Secretary A P Padhi said the district administration of Ganjam has already started evacuating people in Gopalpur area, where very severe cyclone " Titli " is likely to make a landfall at about 5.30 am Thursday. Speaking to TNM, Vizianagaram Superintendent of Police G Pala Raju said, "As far as this district is concerned, two mandals, Gummalakshmipuram and Parvathipuram, were affected the... [Full Article...]

Malaysia to abolish death penalty

Malaysia to abolish death penalty The shocking but most welcomed news of Malaysia joining other countries such as the Senegal, who abolished the death sentence for all crimes in December 2004, Liberia in September 2005 and its colonial master United Kingdom in 1965 was indeed apt as 10 October is World Day Against The Death Penalty. [Full Article...]

US Grounds Global Fleet Of F-35 After South Carolina Crash

US Grounds Global Fleet Of F-35 After South Carolina Crash A day before the crash in SC, another Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II was used in its first USA combat mission to strike a Taliban target in Afghanistan. Last month, the Pentagon announced that the latest batch of F-35s would cost the military $89 million per unit for the most common variant, the first time the plane's price tag had dropped below $90 million. [Full Article...]

U.S. extradites alleged Chinese spy from Belgium

U.S. extradites alleged Chinese spy from Belgium Xu made his initial appearance in federal court in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Wednesday. "We can not tolerate a nation's stealing our firepower and the fruits of our brainpower". According to the indictment filed in the Southern District of Ohio, Xu sought technology used in the development of fan blades and engine encasements. [Full Article...]

Mike Bloomberg Goes Back to Democratic Party

Mike Bloomberg Goes Back to Democratic Party Michael Bloomberg is back - in the Democratic Party, that is. He later became an Independent. "Today, I have re-registered as a Democrat - I had been a member for most of my life - because we need Democrats to provide the checks and balances our nation so badly needs". [Full Article...]

Africa's Youngest Billionaire Kidnapped Outside Luxury Hotel In Tanzania

Africa's Youngest Billionaire Kidnapped Outside Luxury Hotel In Tanzania The kidnappers, two of which were described as white men, fired shots into the air before peeling off with Dewji in a auto, witnesses said. Authorities are yet to establish the motive for the kidnapping and where they are keeping the businessman. [Full Article...]

Woman visits fiancé’s grave on wedding day in her bridal gown

Woman visits fiancé’s grave on wedding day in her bridal gown Firefighter Murphy, 27, died in a four vehicle crash in November previous year as he was responding to a call. As Kendall opened the passenger door of his auto to get his protective gear, he was struck by the speeding vehicle and died immediately. [Full Article...]

China legalises ‘re-education camps’ for ‘religious extremists’ in Xinjiang

China legalises ‘re-education camps’ for ‘religious extremists’ in Xinjiang During a meeting on Monday, local Communist leaders said they would also require government officials and party members to firmly believe in Marxism-Leninism and speak standard Mandarin Chinese in public, according to a notice posted on the official Wechat account of the Urumqi procuratorate. [Full Article...]

Pakistan to seek International Monetary Fund bailout to overcome financial crisis

Pakistan to seek International Monetary Fund bailout to overcome financial crisis The IMF expects that Russia's growth will reach 1.8 percent in 2019, according to the World Economic Outlook report released on Tuesday. The Breton Woods institution, which said this at the Annual General Meetings of the IMF/World Bank now going in Bali, Indonesia, also revised downwards growth prospects for Nigeria in 2018 from 2.1 per cent to 1.9 per cent. [Full Article...]

Roberts refers ethics complaints against Kavanaugh to federal judges

Roberts refers ethics complaints against Kavanaugh to federal judges He was sworn in on Saturday by Chief Justice John Roberts and former associate justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom he clerked 25 years ago. They both stem from a hearing during the confirmation process to address sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh. [Full Article...]

Israel defends actions against US student in detention

Israel defends actions against US student in detention The university has applied to the Tel Aviv court for leave to join her appeal against deportation. But she was barred from entering the country and ordered deported , based on suspicions that she supports a campaign that calls for boycotts, divestments, and sanctions against Israel. [Full Article...]

Storm Callum to hit Pembrokeshire

Storm Callum to hit Pembrokeshire Storm Callum , which was named on Wednesday, will also bring with it a downpour of rain on Saturday - which could cause flooding across the local area. There is the potential for flooding in these areas. Winds will be strongest overnight and early on Friday, gusting between 110kph and 130kph at coasts. [Full Article...]

Magnitude-7 quake strikes Papua New Guinea

Magnitude-7 quake strikes Papua New Guinea Some guests at the hotel in Nusa Dua, south of Bali's main worldwide airport, briefly fled outside after the strong tremor shook the building. "I felt the quake for at least 30 seconds and I panicked". The country is still reeling just two weeks after a devastating magnitude-7.5 natural disaster and subsequent tsunami hit the island of Sulawesi last week. [Full Article...]

Washington Post pushes USA govt to demand answers on Saudi journalist

Washington Post pushes USA govt to demand answers on Saudi journalist Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a longtime critic of the Saudi government, has said he'll try to force a vote in the Senate blocking USA arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Trump said he didn't know what happened to Jamal Khashoggi and expressed hope that the 59-year-old writer, who went missing a week ago, was still alive. [Full Article...]

Hillary and Bill Clinton to go on tour this year

Hillary and Bill Clinton to go on tour this year Live Nation Entertainment, describing itself as "the world's leading live entertainment company", is the same organization involved with former first lady Michelle Obama's book tour - which also begins in November. The evening promises tidbits from Bill Clinton's presidency to Hillary Clinton's time in the Senate and State Department, plus one of America's most unpredictable presidential elec... [Full Article...]

Pakistani-American man owned limousine involved in deadly crash in US

Pakistani-American man owned limousine involved in deadly crash in US Following his arrest in December 2001, and while facing the prospect of a long prison term and eventual deportation to his native Pakistan, Hussain agreed to become an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. HBO aired a documentary on the case, " The Newburgh Sting ", in 2014. "I join all New Yorkers in mourning these deaths and share in the unspeakable sorrow experienced by their famil... [Full Article...]

Concerns Mount in Italy as Country's Leaders Spar with European Union over Budget

Concerns Mount in Italy as Country's Leaders Spar with European Union over Budget Local stocks fell for a third day, with the FTSE-MIB Index of shares sliding as much as 2.5% to the lowest level since April 2017. Luigi Di Maio shrugged off the criticism, saying his anti-austerity view will grow stronger across the continent. [Full Article...]

Quake of magnitude 7 hits Papua New Guinea: USGS

Quake of magnitude 7 hits Papua New Guinea: USGS The major quake's epicenter was 125 kilometers (75 miles) east of the town of Kimbe, according to USGS, which said it struck at a depth of around 40 km. The quake was initially recorded with a magnitude of 7.3 but was downgraded. In March, a magnitude-6.6 quake struck nearby with no casualties or damage reported. [Full Article...]


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